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Vinyl - Magic Hat Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

604 Ratings

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Vinyl sails in on her shining wings as the spinning sun returns. She is the season-shifter, bursting from her cocoon to sing the ancient song of vernal yearning and to summon spring's sweet green return... Her metamorphosis becomes our own. Her thirsts are shared by all. Drink in her mysterious elixir as the revolution blooms again...

24 IBU
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3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle from Spring Fling collection 2012. Cap " Hoke us poke us".

Fruity aroma peach like. Poured bright amber with full foamy off white head. Soptty lacing of glass. Taste starts of sweet and tart, peach, nectarine tones finishes with a slightly bitter twang. Does not end as well as it started.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. I just picked up a 6-pack of this from the Joe Canals in Lawrenceville NJ. Pretty darn good selection there for 4 & 6-packs of craft beers that are already cold.

Appearance: With a semi-aggressive pour I was able to get maybe a ¼” off-white head that quickly dissipated to a thin ring. Darker copper color with a hint of cloudiness is how I would describe it. Lacing was so, so as I tilted my glass. It surely didn’t want to "stick" around between sips.

Smell: Toasted malts and lightly sweet caramel catches my nose right away, with a hint of citrus and chocolate in the finish. Decent, but not overly dominating in any sense.

Taste: Your typical lager comes to mind with its sweeter, caramel, malty blend. A light nuttiness of a brown ale, tries to come through but fails. Mild, grassy hop bitterness lingers in the finish. Kind of plain if you ask me. Not bad, but didn’t give me a “wow” factor.

Mouthfeel: A lighter, watery body with higher carbonation. Finish is buttery and dry.

Overall: Not a bad tasting beer, but nothing that I would run out and buy again. For a lager, it was decent and certainly sessionable enough in a pinch. I like their #9 and Circus Boy much better.

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4.09/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A medium amber in color with a short off-white head that reduces to just a whisp in my glass.

It smells exactly like toast. Nice. One of the neatest smelling beers I've had in a while.

Nice toasted malt flavors with a bit of sweetness. No hop flavors to speak of, not that it's supposed to have any. Nicely robust for a lager.

Smooth and creamy body.

A winner. Check this one out.

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3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

A. Pours out reddish brown and transparent with a craggy two finger foamy head that lasted for several minutes, minimal lacing.

S,T. Mostly toasted bread aroma with a side order of grassy / herbal hopping, gains some minor nuttiness as it warms up somewhat. Has all the "clean minimalism" you'd expect from a lager. This lager is memorable, however, for actually having a decent volume level of toasted malt character compared to other lagers. Too bad it doesn't come across as complex as other lagers do, as well.

M. Medium body but somewhat heavier carbonation, which is okay for the boldness of the flavors presented.

Vinyl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.